* Standardising IP valuations: whether, what and how. Valuing IP is complex, with more than 50 different methods currently in use. Given the growing importance of IP to so many organisations, perhaps now is the time to re-think whether global valuation standards make sense;This issue comes with a complimentary copy of IP Value 2009 - An International Guide for the Boardroom. According to the publishers,
* Business models, value chains and value propositions: to create maximum value from intellectual property rights, owners have to ensure that their IP management and business strategies are closely aligned;
* The reputation and intangible asset value crash of 2008. Over the last 12 to 18 months the percentage of listed company values that can be attributed to intangibles has fallen rapidly, to stand at under 50%. Serious rebuilding work is needed.
"This is the seventh edition of this comprehensive guide, and is published once again in association with NASDAQ, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Thomson Reuters. IP Value 2009 features country-by-country analysis of key IP topics in over 50 jurisdictions from leading law firms. There is also an extensive review of the most important issues in maximising and protecting IP assets in the United States, as well as cross-border chapters and separate sections dealing with law, taxation, valuation and corporate finance".The full text of the guide can be viewed and downloaded online here